Save Burma

အာဏာရွင္စနစ္ က်ဆံုးမွ တတိုင္းျပည္လံုး စစ္မွန္တဲ့ ဒီမိုကေရစီကို ခံစားရမယ္

World focus on Burma (12 September 2008)

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Army officer accused of attempted rape of doctor
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
A case involving a 15-year-old Kachin girl, who was gang raped and murdered by Burmese army troops in July, caused widespread outrage. …

Two killed nine injured in explosion in Burma’s Pegu division
Mizzima.com, India –
Though armed rebel groups, fighting the ruling junta, are reported to be present in Kyaugyi town, such blasts are considered rare. Earlier on July 14, …

Child soldiers and the China factor
International Herald Tribune, France –
By Jo Becker Myin Win was 11 years old when he was first recruited into Burma’s national army. He was picked up by soldiers while selling vegetables at a …

Magwe Division activists sentenced to long prison terms
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Four ‘National League for Democracy’ (NLD) members from Yenanchaung, Chauk and Magwe of Magwe Division and seven people from Pakokku arrested …

GOP platform offers more gravitas on E. Asia policy
World Tribune –
Both parties importantly welcome the importance of America’s deepening ties to democratic India, both fear for human rights suppressions in Burma, …

Philippine Military Accused MILF Of Using Child Soldiers In Mindanao
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
“The MILF continues to recruit and train young men to fight the government and international human rights groups should investigate these disturbing reports …

Lucian Pye, 86, political scientist who studied Asia, dies
International Herald Tribune, France –
His next project was Burma, now Myanmar, where he concluded that psychology was more important than economics in explaining development. …

Burma’s junta has relaxed some restrictions placed on the country’s democratically elected opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, her lawyer said today. …

By Staff GAINESVILLE – The Gainesville Rotary Club was recently notified that one of its sponsored ShelterBoxes had safely arrived in Myanmar, Burma to aid …

UN shares opposition’s frustration over pace of reforms
Mizzima.com, India –
Nearly three weeks after leaving Burma, United Nations Special Envoy to Burma – Ibrahim Gambari – met with reporters at the UN’s headquarters in New York, …

UN chief Ban Ki-moon frustrated by Myanmar junta
Times and Transcript, Canada –
UNITED NATIONS – The UN Secretary General says he is frustrated at the failure of Myanmar’s military government to open its political process. …

Prominent Myanmar activist arrested after year on run
GulfNews, United Arab Emirates –
Yangon: Myanmar’s junta has arrested a prominent democracy activist who abandoned her four-month-old baby and went into hiding a year ago at the start of …

Two die in twin Burma blasts: police
The Age, Australia –
Two people were killed and another 10 wounded by two bomb blasts at a Burmese video cafe northeast of the main city Rangoon, near a region hit by an ethnic …

Rising Irrawaddy floods five villages in Sagaing Division
Mizzima.com, India –
Chiang Mai – Flood waters from the Irrawaddy River has entered and inundated five villages in Sagaing Division in central Burma. …

Lawyer U Kyi Win ‘positive’ after Daw Suu visit
Democratic Voice of Burma, Norway –
Sep 12, 2008 (DVB)–U Kyi Win, lawyer for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, said his latest meeting yesterday with the detained National League for Democracy leader …

Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won general elections but was not allowed to …

MYANMAR: Forewarned, not forearmed
IRINnews.org, NY –

BOGALE, 12 September 2008 (IRIN) – The Myanmar government says most residents were warned about approaching cyclone Nargis, but many failed to take …

CAMPUS BRIEFS
Durham Herald Sun, NC –
From 2000 to 2003 she worked as a research director with Doctors without Borders in Paris before spending three years in Myanmar (Burma) with the …

Meat Processor Turns to Refugees in Chicago
Chicago Public Radio, IL –
These former farmers speak Karen, a language of southeastern Myanmar, the Asian country formerly known as Burma. They spent 11 years in a refugee camp in …

Mere rhetoric? You decide!
Malaysia Kini, Malaysia –
Freedom of rational speech is also a key component of democracy, and contrary to what you think or claim, democracy is a Western ideal – it was born out of …

Narcotics and terrorism
Merinews, India –
This is besides, the Golden Triangle (Laos, Burma, Thailand), and the Golden Crescent (Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran) which is notorious for drug …

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to get family letters, news mags
Reuters –
In all, Suu Kyi has been under house arrest for 13 of the last 19 years. Myanmar, or Burma as it used to be called, has been under military rule since 1962.

Peter Gabriel Named Ambassador of Conscience
Mindanao Examiner, Philippines –
… REM where fans will engage in Amnesty International’s campaign to release Burmese activist Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners in Myanmar. …

Burmese Dissident Arrested After Year in Hiding
New York Sun, United States –
… Nations the Security Council gathered to discuss the UN envoy to Burma’s recent failure to meet with the country’s leading dissident, Aung San Suu Kyi. …

Burmese Exiles Say Authorities Arrest Activist in Rangoon
Voice of America –
It has kept pro-democracy leader and Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi under house arrest for 13 of the past 19 years.

OBI Humanitarian Aid in Flood-Ravaged Haiti
NewsBlaze, CA –
Most recently, OBI mobilized teams and funded major relief and recovery efforts in Myanmar, the Sichuan Province of China, Rift Valley in Kenya, Bangladesh, …

We think that the Security Council has not been listened to by the authorities of Burma/ Myanmar and we think that they have to abide by their commitments. …

UN chief urges Myanmar junta to include opponents
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won a general election but was not allowed to …

THE STANLEY FOUNDATION: THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE RESPONSIBILITY …
MaximsNews Network, NY –
For instance, a number of commentators called the May 2008 cyclone in Myanmar/Burma a test case for R2P, questioning the utility of the concept if it could …

Secretary-General calls for tangible political progress in Myanmar
UN News Centre –
11 September 2008 – Myanmar has not experienced the political progress as anticipated and its Government should take real measures towards setting up a more …

UN chief urges Myanmar junta to include opponents
The Associated Press –
Myanmar, also known as Burma, has been in a political deadlock since 1990, when Suu Kyi’s party overwhelmingly won a general election but was not allowed to …

UN envoy in dark after snub by Myanmar’s Suu Kyi
Reuters –
After briefing the UN Security Council on his sixth visit to push for reform in the former Burma, Gambari was asked why Suu Kyi had declined to see him. …

“We need to understand the frustration that she, and her supporters, her party and indeed the people of Burma (Myanmar) are feeling at the lack of progress. …

OUTSIDE THE UN SECURITY COUNCIL, UN HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY …
Federal News Service (subscription), DC –
… a time-bound political negotiations leading to democratization and the release of all political prisoners including Madame Aung San Suu Kyi and that the …

US, Britain demand more pressure on Myanmar for democratic progress
Earthtimes (press release), UK –
New York – The United States and Britain on Thursday called for more pressure on Myanmar to end its defiance of demands for democratic progress and the …

Lawyer says Suu Kyi in good health
AFP –
Her party won a landslide victory in a 1990 election but the junta never allowed it to take office. The military has ruled Myanmar since 1962.

Gems display robust growth
Bangkok Post, Thailand –
… the Commerce Ministry) have consistently explained to exhibitors Thailand’s political situation and the venue is far from the protest areas,” he said.


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